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Browsing Notes from Fr. Abraham

Let Us Rejoice and Be Glad

Posted by Nancy Lambert

This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad. I am glad to welcome you all to this year’s Summer Festival. It is always a blessing and a thing of joy whenever we come together as one big family of God. It’s really beautiful ... Read More »

World Youth Day Cross and Icon to Travel Around United States

Posted by Nancy Lambert

The official World Youth Day (WYD) Cross and Marian Icon, entrusted to the youth and young adults of the world by St. John Paul II in 1984, will make a multi-city tour of the United States in August 2018, the first time in twenty-five years such a coordinated journey ... Read More »

USCCB Chairmen Applaud Supreme Court's Decision

Posted by Nancy Lambert

June 4, 2018

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court decided the Case of Masterpiece Cake shop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission.  The case involves a Christian baker named Jack Phillips who declined in 2012 to create a custom wedding cake for a same-sex ceremony.  State officials sought to compel Phillips ... Read More »

Confraternity of Christian Doctrine Approves Grants to Support Biblical Literacy

Posted by Nancy Lambert

May 21, 2018

WASHINGTON—This spring, the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD) awarded grants in the amount of $46,729 for three projects that support the goals of the CCD to promote Catholic biblical literacy and Catholic biblical interpretation.

The CCD works with the Catholic Biblical Association (CBA) to offer these ... Read More »

Cardinal Dolan's Message

Posted by Nancy Lambert

Cardinal Dolan Says Separating Abortion from Title X Family Planning Program is "Greatly Needed" and "Deeply Appreciated"

May 18, 2018

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) Committee on Pro-Life Activities, made the following statement in response to the news that the Trump Administration ... Read More »

The Sacrament of Reconciliation: Any Need to Go to the Priest for Confession?

Posted by Nancy Lambert

Our Lord Jesus Christ went about doing good by healing the sick, casting out demons and feeding the hungry. But, while Jesus occupied Himself in bringing relief to corporal infirmities, the principal object of His mission was to release the soul from the bonds of sin. In fact, the ... Read More »

Love In Action - The Corporal Works of Mercy - Perfect Ways to Extend God's Mercy and Love to Others

Posted by Nancy Lambert

The Corporal Works of Mercy are found in the teachings of Jesus and give us a model for how we should treat all others, as if they were Christ in disguise. They "are charitable actions by which we help our neighbors in their bodily needs" (USCCA).  They respond to ... Read More »

Allowing God...

Posted by Nancy Lambert

In today’s Gospel, Jesus declares that He is the Vine and we are the branches, cut off from Him we can do nothing. It is a known fact that any branch that is cut off the main tree cannot bear fruit.  We may declare our independence from other things ... Read More »

Joy Comes in the Morning...It's Easter!

Posted by Nancy Lambert

The transformative lesson God taught us during Lent is that the morning will come when you learn how to endure the night.  God promised His people, “I will be as the dew unto my people”. Dew is the tiny drops of moisture that appear on cool surface in the early ... Read More »

Important Days Ahead

Posted by Nancy Lambert

Palm Sunday, the final Sunday before Easter Sunday, marks the beginning of Holy Week. Catholics and in fact, other Christian churches distribute palms on Palm Sunday to commemorate Christ's triumphal entrance into Jerusalem, when palm branches were placed in His path, before His arrest and Crucifixion on Good Friday.

Holy Week, ... Read More »